31 May 2012

The Twisted Threads Fiber Arts Guild is pleased to announce:

HOW TO MAKE THE YARN YOU WANT TO MAKE: AN ADVANCED SPINNING CLASS

Continuing spinners, gain inspiration and skill at making the yarn you have in mind.   What gives your yarn personality? How can you consistently make LOTS of it? Examine fiber prep, spinning methods,twist and plying options and then play,play, play with color and fiber combinations.

Martha began her adventure in spinning at the John C. Campbell Folk School, (founded in 1925), in Brasstown, North Carolina in 1978.  Since 1980 her extended family has included sheep and angora rabbits, currently Corriedale/Merino, Romney, Shetland with a little Blue faced Leicester for fun.  Also a banjo player and known to tell a story or two, Martha’s interest in sheep and wool, music and dance, have carried her quite literally and joyfully around the world.  Her children say she is a wool nerd but her sheep say she is outstanding in her field!

Martha became a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild in 1988, is  Resident Artist at the  John C. Campbell Folk School in spinning, knitting, felt making, and dyeing, and is a co-owner of Yarn Circle in Murphy, NC, a store catering to fiber enthusiasts.  She has been teaching spinning, natural dyeing and knitting design since 1984. (She taught her first class of thirteen students how to card and spin with a one month old nursling in a wind up swing as her assistant.)

The class will be held August 18 – 19, 2012 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm each day (1 hour lunch) at the NC State University Crafts Center (2241 East Dunn Ave., Raleigh NC 27607).  Class fees are $120 for Twisted Threads Guild members and $150 Non members.  A materials fee is to be paid directly to the instructor, not to exceed $25.  A spinning wheel is  required.

The registration form is available here.  Dues paying Guild members can register immediately; non-members can register after June 21, 2012.

2 comments:

  1. The deadline for registration is August 5.

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